1. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    Does anyone use Gboard keyboard? I have for a long time now, but recently, when I hit the microphone button to use the voice to text function, GBoard no longer makes a system sound to let you know that this function is working. When you hit SEND, it made another sound to let you know the voice to text was now off.

    I have checked every permission, every sound function, everything I can think of, but no sound emitted. The stock Samsung keyboard functions properly using the voice to text function.

    Uninstalling the GBoard allows the voice to text sound to function for a few times, then goes back silent again.

    What am I missing?
    06-15-2019 08:59 AM
  2. Mojave's Avatar
    Does anyone use Gboard keyboard? I have for a long time now, but recently, when I hit the microphone button to use the voice to text function, GBoard no longer makes a system sound to let you know that this function is working. When you hit SEND, it made another sound to let you know the voice to text was now off.

    I have checked every permission, every sound function, everything I can think of, but no sound emitted. The stock Samsung keyboard functions properly using the voice to text function.

    Uninstalling the GBoard allows the voice to text sound to function for a few times, then goes back silent again.

    What am I missing?
    I use the GBoard (my S9 plus) on occasions and have no sound issues when I tap the mic icon. Have you gone into settings....sounds and vibration....scroll down and tap on "volume"....and check to see if you have the media volume turned on.
    06-16-2019 10:33 AM
  3. pontiac005's Avatar
    I have, but don't seem to have those issues
    06-16-2019 11:45 AM
  4. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    Yes. All volumes are maxed.
    06-16-2019 06:35 PM
  5. Mojave's Avatar
    Yes. All volumes are maxed.
    Ok....the only other thing I can think of is.......reboot your phone if you haven't already. Like I said.....I have no issues. Hopefully someone else will chime in here with some more ideas.
    06-17-2019 05:26 AM
  6. methodman89's Avatar
    Not all, apparently. Clear the cache partition and reboot. Open Settings, Notifications and post a screen shot of the gboard settings. It shouldn't be turning off by itself.
    06-17-2019 07:15 AM
  7. Mojave's Avatar
    I was in the Google Play store this morning and was reading some of the reviews for the GBoard. Some people are having issues with the mic not beeping a sound when the mic is pressed. This seems to be with the latest update of GBoard in the Google Play store. Check out the "critical" reviews in the play store.

    I have not updated mine yet and that might be why I am not having any issues with the mic.
    06-17-2019 09:15 AM
  8. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up Mojave. Maybe I can find an older .apk file for Gboard. I'll probably just wait for another update. The stock keyboard isn't terrible. I just like Gboard better.

    Edit: I did download a slightly older .apk file, and now Gboard is working fine. I'm not going to allow it to update until they get this figured out.
    06-17-2019 02:10 PM
  9. Mojave's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up Mojave. Maybe I can find an older .apk file for Gboard. I'll probably just wait for another update. The stock keyboard isn't terrible. I just like Gboard better.

    Edit: I did download a slightly older .apk file, and now Gboard is working fine. I'm not going to allow it to update until they get this figured out.
    You are most welcome!
    06-17-2019 08:26 PM
  10. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    How do I reboot to the Clear Cache option?
    06-18-2019 06:11 AM
  11. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    I spoke too soon. It stopped working after a few hours.
    06-18-2019 06:13 AM
  12. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    This what I am getting that kills the sound when you click the mic button.
    Attached Thumbnails GBoard-20190618_070510.jpg  
    06-18-2019 06:21 AM
  13. methodman89's Avatar
    This what I am getting that kills the sound when you click the mic button.
    That would seem to indicate that you do not have the permission set correctly. Use the search function to understand how to clear your cache partition, reboot and maintain the device. Good luck
    06-18-2019 06:53 AM
  14. mlblack16's Avatar
    This what I am getting that kills the sound when you click the mic button.
    Seems to me, you can just go to:

    Settings>apps>Gboard>permissions and then make sure all are toggled ON.
    06-18-2019 07:23 AM
  15. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    Thanks. I just did what you suggested. Phone is rebooting.

    I am starting to think this is all a result of the 2 Verizon updates the phone received this week.
    06-18-2019 02:47 PM
  16. RoadDawgBob's Avatar
    Doing as you suggested MAY have fixed the issue at hand. Now when I go into Apps>Gboard>Permissions, I get a bunch of toggle items. I was just getting a Contacts toggle.

    Time will tell.

    Thanks for your help.

    Edit: That worked for an hour, then back to no sound. I have emailed the Gboard developers. I have uninstalled Gboard. Stock keyboard it is from now on.
    06-18-2019 02:50 PM

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